A marine biologist, a dolphin trainer, a research scientist, and a local sheriff try to hunt down a large sea monster, a shark/octopus hybrid, that is devouring swimmers and fishermen off a south Florida coast.
Alien creatures kill a mutated alien creature in the California desert. Its remains, and the high-tech laser gun and power source accidentally left behind, are found by an ostracized teenager. However, the power source causes the teenager to mutate too, and he goes on a murderous rampage. Written by
Leo L. Schwab <email@example.com>
An early promotional article on the film misspelled the title "Laser Blast", where as the films official title is spelled as one word. See more »
The mark on Billy's chest appears and disappears intermittently: Kathy asks about it when she and Billy are lying next to the van, then when they go to the pool party, it isn't there anymore. Later, Billy shows the mark to the police, and it's clearly visible as a silver "spot", but then when he goes on his final rampage all over the town, there are several occasions when we can see that it's gone again. See more »
Roddy McDowall's name is spelled McDowell at the end. See more »
I am one of those few who liked this movie. I was always reluctant to get this on DVD, but during a Full Moon Valentine's Day Sale, I bought it. A solid little cult sci-fi film with some decent special effects. I liked the development of Billy and how he slowly is possessed and driven completely mad. My only gripe with the movie has to do with the storytelling. How did the original alien in the beginning get on earth and why? Also, what was the deal with that alien being wanted from the other space aliens? That is never explained, however, it's easy to not think about it.
Too many people take movies seriously these days. Time for people to lighten up and realize that movies don't have to be perfect in order to be fun. Glad Billy blows up a billboard with "Star Wars" on it! Take that Star Wars nerds!
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